The Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) Awards is a yearly ritual instituted to honour footballers and officials who have excelled in various departments of the game as well as making meaningful contribution to its development in the continent.
The awards which dates back to 1992 when the best African Footballer of the Year was recognized, has expanded to other categories with the inclusion of women footballers for their enormous contribution to the game.
Increasingly enjoying great popularity beyond the shores of Africa, the Awards is bestowed on every individual on pure merit for his or her exemplary contribution towards the development and promotion of football, on and off the pitch within the outside and within the continent.
Notably, the awards has continued to inspire and enhance the performance of footballers, which is one of the contributing factors to standard and quality of football enjoyed today on the continent.
The recipients are worthy ambassadors, projecting the good image of African football within the continent and the World in general, and serving as great role models.